It takes a certain fortitude to hold your own against Daniel Day-Lewis, but rising star Vicky Krieps did that and more in “Phantom Thread.” The actress commands the screen in Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new film, guiding audiences through the deliciously romantic and sweetly weird drama, while keeping them always on the edge of the character’s intentions. It’s a wonderful turn by the actress who was spotted by the director in the small German film “The Chambermaid Lynn,” and may only be known to arthouse audiences who have seen her on the festival circuit in fare like the surreal noir “Gutland” and “The Young Karl Marx” (opening soon). Now, the actress is taking the leap into her first franchise.
Variety reports that Krieps has signed up for a role in “The Girl In The Spider’s Web,” joining an already impressive cast which includes Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, “Blade Runner 2049” menace Sylvia Hoeks as Salander’s twin sister (!!), “The Square” star Claes Bang as the villain,”Mindhunter” serial killer Cameron Britton, Lakeith Stanfield, and uh, Stephen Merchant. That is an insanely great cast Fede Alvarez (“Evil Dead,” “Don’t Breathe“) has assembled. Couple that with a script by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises,” “Locke“), Jay Basu, and Alvarez, and I’m gonna try and not get over excited for this one.
So, is Krieps ready to embrace worldwide stardom and step into celebrity culture? The actress maintains she’s going to keep it real.
“Nothing will ever change. It just won’t. I have such strong beliefs. No money or anything could change that,” she told The Independent.
“The Girl In The Spider’s Web” opens on November 9th.